Friday, April 15, 2005

Literary magazines

...introduce me to the work of new-to-me writers and to recent work from familiar names. As I said in a recent discussion on Bookninja, they play an important role in my purchasing decisions. However, e-zines and literary blogs have greater influence on my choices these days. Tips from these internet sources followed by a quick search on the author mentioned have led to some of my best reading experiences of late. Unfortunately, samples of work by lesser-known authors can be hard to find. I thought making magazines available online would address that problem, but, as Rob Budde and Kelly Wintemute indicate in "The Immaculate Retrieval: The Search-Ability of Canadian Literary Magazines", it's not that easy.

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